Challenges of strategy implementation at the ministry of finance in Kenya
Strategic thinking can be divided into two segments; strategy formulation and strategy implementation. Implementation of Strategy being the second phase of strategic management makes it a crucial stage in strategy management process as it unites organization behind strategy and ensures that activities are done in a manner that tightly matches requirement for first rate strategy implementation. However, implementation of strategy cannot take effect until they take the shape in action like day to day processes and relationships that exists in organizations. This research project sought to determine the challenges faced by the Ministry of Finance in their strategic plan implementation and it also sought to establish how the Ministry of Finance deals with the challenges in the implementation of the strategic plan. To achieve the stated objectives a case study research design was used and primary data was collected in September 2012, interview guide was administered by interviewing on two secretaries and five heads of departments. The respondents were office of Financial Secretary through Head of Central Planning Unit and Permanent Secretary through Director of Administration. The five Heads of Departments all responded making a total of seven respondents representing 100% response rate.Content analysis was used to analyze the data which confirmed the challenges faced by Ministry of Finance in their Strategic plan implementation and organizational structure, communication culture and resource mobilization.Lack of scheme of service seemed to have been the most challenging factor for Ministry of Finance strategic Plan Implementation.